Punching a hole in your model isn’t difficult. It’s probably one of the easiest things you do in Creo. Unless you need a hole that isn’t perpendicular or its axis isn’t aligned with a point on the surface. Then things can get tricky.
But the good news is, Creo 4.0, just made even some of the most unruly holes a lot more manageable. Here’s how it works:
Start by creating a hole.
Note: Other hole placement methods are available in Creo. We are focused on coaxial and on-point holes for this article. See Hole Placement References to learn more.
Now you can change the orientation of the hole by selecting reference geometry.
The hole will change so it is parallel or perpendicular to the reference you select.
If the hole is meant to go all the way through the part, you’ll want to select Top Clearance on the Shape tab.
If you don’t select this option, the hole may not go all the way through.
The new placement and orientation options extend to patterns of holes too.
To learn more about creating patterns, see the Creo Help Center page, About Pattern Features.
You can see a brief demo of these tips in the video below.
To learn more, read the PTC Creo Help Center page, Enhanced Hole Tool.
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Aaron Shaw joined PTC in 2013, currently he is the Senior Manager, CAD Demand Generation. He is responsible for the CAD marketing strategy and execution worldwide. He enjoys playing golf, eating spicy foods, reading, traveling, and rooting for all Boston teams. Aaron is a graduate of Penn State, you can follow him on Twitter @AaronEShaw.